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Today's News

  • School Menus

    VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 5 – Pop Tart, cereal, juice and milk.
    Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Sausage gravy and biscuit, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Cereal, toast, fruit and milk.
    Thursday, Nov. 8 – Belgian waffle, juice and milk.
    Friday, Nov. 9 – Muffin/cereal, fruit and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, Nov. 5 – Pizza cheese crunchers, romaine/leaf lettuce salad, red pepper strips, mandarin oranges and milk. Junior high – Taco quesedilla.

  • Jefferson Primary Fun Fest

    Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia will hold its annual Fun Fest this Friday, from 5-8 p.m.
    The Fun Fest will include a variety of games and activities, as well as a hot dog and chili supper.
    From 4:30-8 p.m., Hosick Motors in Vandalia is holding a Chrysler Drive for the Kids fundraiser. During that time, any licensed driver who is at least 18 years old may test drive a Chrysler Town & Country and raise money for the school. Each driver earns a $10 donation for the school.

  • Honor Roll

    Brownstown Junior-Senior High School
    First Quarter
    Seniors
    High Honors  – Kayla Black, Brittany Kistler, Hannah McDonald, Kristen Pontious, Austin Rhodes, Shelby Rine, Matthew Sefton and Kaitlin Yorde.
    Honors – Sue DuFaux, Austin Hunter, Tara Johnson, Mendy Romans, India Sidwell, Ashton Smith and Sarah Swain.
    Juniors
    High Honors – Danielle Austin, Katie Carson, Lakin Evans, Bethany Oberlink and Michaela Walk.

  • Patoka HS Homecoming

    Patoka High School will hold its homecoming dance this Saturday.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    Twenty-four members and three guests traveled to the Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield for the monthly ExxonMobil Annuitants luncheon and meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the buffet, Dean Black opened the meeting with the announcement of two new members, Karl and Diane Kozak of Gillespie. Guests present were Millie Brooks, and Kenneth and Angie Hagan.
    The secretary and treasurer report was given and approved as read.

  • Births

    Philip Charles Taylor
    Shane and Kelly Taylor of Augsburg are the parents of a boy born at 10:01 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Turner-Hoover

    Mary Turner of Ramsey and Andrew Hoover of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Louie and Martha Turner of Ramsey. She is pursuing her degree in business administration through Argosy University.
    The future groom is the son of the late Bob and Virginia Hoover of Bingham. He is employed at Octochem in Vandalia, and is a volunteer fireman with the Smithboro Fire Protection District.

  • Pryor-50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pryor of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11.


    Brad Pryor and the former Linda Blunt were married on Nov. 11, 1962, at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Dr. Archie Brown officiating.
    Their attendants were Sharon McDonald Hoover, the late Sue Rogier Hicks, Larry Blunt and Tom Metzger.
    The Pryors are the parents of a daughter, Stacy Kruenegel.
    They have two grandchildren, Tyler and Jamie Kruenegel.

  • Wasser-60 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wasser of Vandalia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 19.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri Braun:
    Trey Edmund Wright
    Beecher City
    Hailey Justeen Carson
    St. Elmo
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    Ethan Leon Carlock
    Fillmore
    Makenzie Dawn Mueller
    Fillmore
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    Randol Keith Protz
    Vandalia
    Janel Marie Kornegay
    Vandalia
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    Gabe Arthur Boatman
    Brownstown
    Amber Nicole McNeely
    Brownstown
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    Johnny Wayne Webber Jr.
    Vandalia